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In our self-service portal, search for the bond you need by type or state and you will be directed to the appropriate bond application(s). You can update your details, get copies of insurance, renew bonds, and purchase new bonds in minutes.
We have access to more than 7,000 types of bonds, whether it’s Contract, Commercial, or Fidelity bonds. Explore our wide variety of bonds to choose from, including:
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- BMC84 Program
- Mortgage Bonds
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This is a fundamental question that seeks to understand the concept of a bond. A bond is a debt security or financial instrument issued by governments, municipalities, corporations, or other entities to raise capital. When an investor purchases a bond, they are essentially lending money to the issuer in exchange for regular interest payments (coupon) and the promise of repayment of the principal amount at a specified future date (maturity).
This question seeks to understand the mechanics of bonds. Bonds work as a contractual agreement between the issuer and the bondholder. The issuer agrees to pay periodic interest (coupon) to the bondholder over the bond's life, and at maturity, the issuer repays the bond's face value (par value) to the bondholder. Bonds can be bought and sold in the secondary market, and their prices can fluctuate based on interest rates and the creditworthiness of the issuer.
Investors often inquire about the various types of bonds available. There are several types of bonds,
including government bonds, municipal bonds, corporate bonds, and agency bonds. Government bonds are issued by national governments, municipal bonds are issued by local governments, and corporate bonds are issued by corporations. Each type of bond may have different risk levels, interest rates, and tax implications
This question aims to understand the inverse relationship between bond prices and interest rates. When interest rates rise, newly issued bonds offer higher coupon rates, making existing bonds with lower coupon rates less attractive. As a result, the prices of existing bonds fall to align with the prevailing interest rates. Conversely, when interest rates decline, existing bonds with higher coupon rates become more valuable, causing bond prices to rise.
Investors often inquire about a bond's credit rating and its significance. Credit rating agencies assess the creditworthiness of bond issuers based on their ability to repay debt. Bonds are assigned credit ratings ranging from "AAA" (highest credit quality) to "D" (default). A higher credit rating implies lower risk, and therefore, higher-rated bonds typically offer lower interest rates compared to lower-rated bonds, which carry higher risk and may offer higher yields to compensate investors.